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Pelham, Ruth Let's Write A Song! Songwriting Workshop Music
**Reduced fees available for multiple programs in one day or block booking with multiple libraries for the same day.** Using a songwriting process that encourages all voices to be heard, Ruth Pelham of the Music Mobile teaches participants about the power of language, the craft of writing, and the basic elements of music - melody, rhythm and lyrics. Participants learn about writing concepts such as narration, sequencing, intention, context, and fluidity, and also gain social skills in communication and group dynamics. Acclaimed by folksinger Pete Seeger as “one of America’s greatest songwriters,” Ruth uses her longtime expertise as a songwriter and educator to inspire participants to write songs that draw upon their life experiences and express their hopes, dreams, and concerns about their world. Participants will have a chance to sing their song at the end of the workshop. Music Mobile offers other workshops, concerts, Family Nights, etc!
$351- $500
Barkan, Paul Michael THE BEATLES' Magical Use of the Orchestra Media- Video,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Presented by Paul Michael Barkan, Music Technology Professor at the John Lennon Center for Music at Five Towns College, this lecture will explore the trailblazing use of the symphony orchestra and the recording studio in the music of the Beatles. This not-to-be-missed multi-media presentation promises to be lively, entertaining and full of video clips of the Beatles' songs and musical examples!
$201- $350
Morse, Andy MAKE A SPLASH...READ! Music,
Nature- Animals,
Nature- Marine Life
Make a Splash..Read! program is a 45 minute interactive exploration of the Wonders of Water, Ocean Fun, Fresh Water and Beach Life using songs, story songs and some creative movement. One of Andy's most requested songs, Funky ABC's will be sung and every letter of the alphabet at the audiences suggestion will be water related. To keep traditional music alive and well the old favorite, Down the Bay will be in the repertoire, asking audiences for rhyming suggestions. Children will also have a chance to move like water creatures during a few songs. Much more fun is planned. Audience participation is always encouraged.
$201- $350
Shih, Patricia Summer Reading Club concert Music
Award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih offers a custom-made show every year to match the theme of the summer reading club. All songs not only relevant but also have entire audience participation and are full of fun, movement, sing-along and more. Ms. Shih is one of the country's top-booked, most highly-respected and loved entertainers in the family music genre.
$351- $500
Molloy, Sukey PlayMove&Sing Classes with Sukey Molloy Music
PlayMove&Sing Classes with Sukey Molloy offer a refreshing new look at interactive movement, song, and play options for infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. Classes are designed specifically to encourage the natural growth of physical awareness and sensory learning in the early years, and include play with musical instruments, scarves, balls, hand puppets, modified gym equipment, and movement play and song. Classes are designed for children birth to six, and are offered in various locations.
$201- $350
Winter, Cathy Write Your Own Song ! Music
We'll brainstorm what we know about a selected topic and pull it all together into a web of ideas. Then we'll turn our idea web into a song to take home. Cathy can work with all ages - younger ones can draw their ideas - and talk some about the editing process, how/why writers make choices as we work on the song. A previous year's sample: Nature (to I'm a Little Teapot) Nature can be reptiles, fish or bugs nature is the air we breathe
$201- $350
Lipscomb, Rhonda From Jazz To Soul History,
Multicultural- Other,
Music
Join Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs trio on a musical journey from a time when the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, graced the stage to when the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, ruled the airways. FROM JAZZ TO SOUL celebrates great popular music from the 1930s through the 1960s by paying tribute to 9 song stylists (Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Nina Simone, Etta James, Martha & The Vandellas, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight) and sharing interesting tales of the songs that were made famous by them. This hour of non-stop entertainment sparks memories and inspires audiences across generations. Through the music, the magic and the message there is something for everyone.
$351- $500
Meissner, Lisa New Music with Traditional Roots Music
Based in the Adirondacks, The Rustic Riders play new music with traditional roots. Lisa Meissner’s songs explore our journeys with others, our world and creation. They are filled with her experience of music from many peoples, times and places and they move the spirit to new understanding.The Rustic Riders’ have recorded two CD’s with Dan Duggan at Esperance Productions in Red Creek. “Hearing Hearts” and “Among These Hills”. Topics covered include stories of people overcoming obstacles, sustainable living and personal relationships.
$351- $500
Epstein Kravis, Anna A Fall Harvest Song & Puppetry Concert Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Colorful leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, and harvests abound in songs and stories that include saying Thank You for a bountiful life! Program includes lots of participation, the hilarious antics of LuLu the Singing Llama, synthesizer keyboard, and lots more puppets! Children have a chance to be in the show! A perfect celebration for Fall or Thanksgiving!
$501- $1000
Sprout, Jonathan American Heroes Three Concert History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
“THE AMERICAN HEROES THREE CONCERT” This program includes original songs from GRAMMY Nominee Jonathan Sprout’s album, More American Heroes. Inspiring stories and large photos are included. Featured heroes are: Susan B. Anthony, Johnny Appleseed, Orville & Wilbur Wright, Neil Armstrong and Sojourner Truth. The concert concludes with the national award winning original song “A Better World.” REFERENCES: 1) Bardonia Elementary School, Bardonia, NY Alba D’Ambrosio, Cultural Arts, 845-624-4327 2) Liberty Elementary School, Valley Cottage, NY Holly Corey, PTA, 845-304-9612 3) Strawtown Elementary School, West Nyack, NY Chel Bernstein, PTA, 845-639-1973
$501- $1000
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